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What's global developmental delay?

What's global developmental delay?

Significant delays, : with age-equivalent performance of 1 1/2 std. deviations or more below the mean in 2 or more developmental domains: cognition, receptive/ expressive communicatiion, social/adaptive & fine/ gross motor skills + how a child processes information presented verbally or visually. GDD is a diagnosis for kids thru age 4. Below-normal cognitive & adaptive skills at 5-6 is termed Intellectual Disability. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Missed Developmental Milestones (Definition)

We expect babies and children to be able to do certain things by certain ages. We know not every child is the same, and also have to take into account things like prematurity. For instance, most babies are pulling up on furniture and attempting to take a first step around their first birthday. If they get to 15-16 months and aren't doing it, we say that's a delayed ...Read more


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Could you explain what is global developmental delay?

Could you explain what is global developmental delay?

Broad features: An infant is born with the basic physical ability to control the muscles needed to feed, lift and turn the head some and while engage parents with visual recognition. As they move through childhood, they acquire new skills. Failing to do so in a single area like motor skills, would be labeled motor delay.Failing in many areas, including motor, speech and language and social skills would be global. ...Read more

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How can global developmental delay effect adolescense?

How can global developmental delay effect adolescense?

Immaturity : Developmental delays often lead to arrested development on social dimensions. Tracking levels of social judgment, friendships, dating, sexuality should indicate how safe and capable an individual is to manage some decisions independently. ...Read more

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What is global developmental delay disorder in a child?

Overall delay: Standardized tests like the differential abilities scales-ii that yield a general cognitive ability score and a special non-verbal composite test all developmental domains: cognition, receptive/ expressive communicatiion, social/adaptive and fine/ gross motor, plus how a child processes information presented verbally or visually. Gdd refers to significant overall delays in a child <6 years old. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dyspraxia and global developmental delay?

What is the difference between dyspraxia and global developmental delay?

See below: Dyspraxia: problems with movement & coordination. Aka "motor learning disability". Those with dyspraxia find it hard to carry out smooth & coordinated movements. It often comes with language problems, & a degree of difficulty with perception & thought. Dyspraxia does not affect a person's intelligence.Global dev.Delay is used to describe an overall delay in two or more major areas of development. ...Read more

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How can I get long term disability for osteochondroma and global developmental delay?

How can I get long term disability for osteochondroma and global developmental delay?

Talk : talk to your doctor, possibly a social worker, a disability lawyer who can all guide you in the right direction and to get an appropriate disability evaluation. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how I can get long term disability for osteochondroma and global developmental delay?

Does anyone know how I can get long term disability for osteochondroma and global developmental delay?

State offices: Most states have Departments of Human Resources, Departments of Disability, etc. which have programs that citizens can apply to for assistance with such matters. They will likely request an application from you and documentation from your healthcare providers for their decision making process. Applying is free and open to any who may request it. ...Read more

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Could a child diagnosed with global developmental delay have autism?

Could a child diagnosed with global developmental delay have autism?

Continued: Autism may be a cause of global developmental delay, but most often involves delays mainly in the language/communication and social/ emotional domains of development. Autism is not always an isolated diagnosis; it may a part of a more generalized condition. The cdc we site has information on development & autism. The autism link is: www.Cdc.Gov/ncbddd/autism/actearly. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between global developmental delay and pervasive developmental disorders?

Developmental delays: There is a difference between the two. GDD is a delay in two or more of language, motor, vision, thinking and social skills. Pervasive developmental delays describe a group of disorders, such as Autism and Asperger's, that describe primarily delays of socialization, imagination, and communication. ...Read more

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Are parents to blame for global developmental delay?

very unlikely : In most cases of developmental delay parents are not directly or indirectly responsible. Exceptions might include substance abuse during pregnancy, head trauma from abuse or severe neglect leading to failure to thrive but these will have other associated findings not just developmental delay. It is best to speak with the provider to make sure a thorough evaluation is done. ...Read more

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Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined? What factors besides milestones are considered?

Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined?  What factors besides milestones are considered?

Definitions: The term "cognitive" confers the idea of the child thinking through an idea like responding to a stranger or formulating speech.The term global implys that both thinking & motor skill sets are involved in a process.Kids can have isolated fine motor, gross motor or thinking delays. Special scales like the bailey or minnesota child development inventory can assess these areas of early child developme. ...Read more

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Please describe to me what is cerebral palsy global developmental delay.?

Please describe to me what is cerebral palsy global developmental delay.?

Gereralized neuro: Cerebral palsy is an acquired brain damage manifesting itself as abnormal motor development, spasticity or marked decrease in muscle tone. Global developmental delay indicates that all aspects of developmental aspects, language, motor, social areas. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter is diagnosed with having global developmental delay what can we do has parents to help her? She is now 12yrs and never had friend thank

See a pediatrician: First thing to do is get evaluated by her pediatrician. There are several causes for developmental delay- including endocrine, nutritional, systemic diseases, psychosocial etc. May need multidisciplinary approach- ? Psychiatrist, social worker. It is better to do the evaluation as soon as possible as certain conditions may cause permanent damage if not treated early. ...Read more

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Can cerebral palsy, global developmental delay and mental retardation coexist in a 6 y.O.?

Yes: All neurological problems are tips of the same iceberg, most types of brain problems have multiple manifestations, some are just more obvious than others. ...Read more

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Is there a new diagnosis of cerebral palsy with global developmental delay and mental retardation?

Is there a  new diagnosis of cerebral palsy with global developmental delay and mental retardation?

Just new terminology: The conditions you describe have been known for many decades. Europe has had specific centers dedicated to spastics for many years. There have been special clinics developed in the us for children with special needs - most due to conditions such as mental retardation and cerebral palsy. We are now using words that are less threatening such as global developmental delay and mrcp. ...Read more

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My son is 8 months old. He has global developmental delay. Hypotonia, Fluid retention and other issues. What genetic disorders could be linked to this?

My son is 8 months old. He has global developmental delay. Hypotonia, Fluid retention and other issues. What genetic disorders could be linked to this?

Too many to list...: Speak to your physician, specialists, and geneticist for clearer answers regarding whether they believe your son's issues are related to a genetic disorder. ...Read more

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What to do if I have adhd, straps in my right eye, osteochondroma, global developmental delay, is there any financial help for people like me?

Global Developmental: Delay is a diagnosis used for infants & young children too young for formal IQ testing. If you have Intellectual Disability, you should qualify for SSI funding & Medicaid health insurance, but use that term when you call 1-888-280-5851 for an appointment. Also call the State Americans with Disabilities Act Affiliate, MLM Associates LLC, 502-419-4929 (voice), Contact: Melinda Mast. ...Read more

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Will a hearing problem cause my baby to have a developmental delay?

Will a hearing problem cause my baby to have a developmental delay?

YES: Hearing is a crucial part of language development.Expressive and more important receptive language is strongly associated with learning.If your child appears to be having problems speaking , understanding speech or not responding to sounds, please have him/her seen by a doctor and or an audiologist.Long term hearing deficits could create long term sequalae. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus in a one year old cause developmental delay in speech?

Can tinnitus in a one year old cause developmental delay in speech?

Hearing loss can: Cause speech delay. Tinnitus in a one year old would be difficult to ascertain. Suggest asking the person who made the diagnosis. Congenital tinnitus is not generally associated with either. ...Read more

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What are the tests for developmental delay in child?

Depends on age: The Bayley Scales of Infant Development early on and the Differential Abilities Scales starting at 2 1/2 are two of many standardized tests. If you suspect a delay in a child under 3, you can ask for a referral to an Early Intervention program; 3-5, ask for Child Find through your local school district. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Developmental Delay (Definition)

As children move along in age, they should also do so in developmental stages of motor, languag, and personal social areas. When these areas lag expectations, it is ...Read more